With the sun shining in Cooperstown, New York, three men who have devoted much of their lives to baseball were honored at Doubleday Field on Saturday. For the third staright year WFUV Sports presented the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation live from Cooperstown on Hall of Fame Weekend.
Joe Garagiola was a player in the major leagues for 8 seasons, and never imagined he would be honored by Baseball the Hall of Fame. The St. Louis native couldn’t even boast about being the best major league player on his street, living just blocks away from Yogi Berra. Garagiola’s biggest contributions to the sport came not from the field, but from the broadcast booth.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, has been buzzing over the weekend. In the scrum, WFUV's Nick Logerfo, Kenny Ducey and Kris Venezia caught up with Bob Costas of NBC Sports and the MLB Network. He spoke about what's special with this year's Hall of Fame class that includes Joe Torre and Tom Glavine. Costas also told us his thoughts on the steroid era, and he even had time to give us his opinion on MLB's use of instant replay. Check out the full interview below.
For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.
This week, Brendan Bowers and Drew Casey discuss what these ballplayers do when they aren't playing baseball.
Kenny Ducey and Nick Logerfo sat down with National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum President Jeff Idelson (@HallofFamePrez) in Cooperstown to discuss this year's class, induction weekend, and more.
Chase Headley has only been with the Yankees for three days, but he has certainly made his presence known.
Brendan Kuty (@brendankutynj) of NJ.com joined Kenny Ducey before Tuesday's Yankees-Rangers matchup to discuss the Chase Headley deal, and what it means for the Yankees moving into the trade deadline.
A lot can happen in 13 years, and that’s how long it’s been since a Ram has made it to the major leagues. On July 22, Nick Martinez will return to the Bronx where he played for the Fordham Rams for 3 years. He will step on the mound at Yankee Stadium as a Texas Ranger.
Kenny Ducey talks to Jason Wojciechowski (@jlwoj) of ESPN.com about the highly-competitive AL West, now featuring Jeff Samardzija, and some other items including Colby Lewis complaining.